Study With Us - Certificate in Chaplaincy Studies
Develop your faith
Develop your faith
The Certificate in Chaplaincy Studies* (CCS) course is designed for anyone working in any area of chaplaincy, or those interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the context of Chaplaincy and Ministry. The course includes a basic foundation in key areas of Catholic theology and approaches to Pastoral Care based on this foundation. Students undertake two modules, prior to selecting a module specifically designed to support their skills in the particular area of Chaplaincy in which they are interested.
*The new CCS course updates and replaces the Certificate in Catholic Healthcare Chaplaincy programme.
This is a 1 year, 3 module programme.
This course draws from the Old and New Testament, together with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other relevant documents of Holy See as key reference texts, offering a balance of theology, spirituality, and chaplaincy insights. It provides development in communication, understanding the environment and the context of relationships in terms of the students current (or anticipated) role. Three modules are studied over 12 months and students will be provided with course materials and a workbook for each module. Once complete, the workbook is marked and assessed. Students completing the course will receiving a Certificate of Completion, with their grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction.
*Modules start January 2022
Assessment is undertaken in the form of a workbook (completed as part of the course study). This includes a range of activities, reading and reflexion, with a final assignment.
The course is carefully designed to give you a high level of support so that, even though you are at a distance, help is always at hand. Support is provided through:
The course uses a variety of learning approaches, including lectures, coursebooks, workbooks, quizzes, tutorials and study sessions to enable every student to complete their course.
The level of course fees payable depends on whether you are a UK/EU or a non-EU student. Please ensure that you refer to the appropriate section on the
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